To celebrate Richard Kingscote turning 35, today’s rewind takes a look back at one of his recent black type successes – onboard Kinross in the Listed Hyde Stakes at Kempton back in November.
Under the guidance of Ralph Beckett, the then three-year-old colt had been underwhelming at best last season and faced a tough challenge against the much-fancied Khuzaam.
Being held up in the rear for most of the contest, the son of Kingman began to make headway in the final two furlongs.
After his route was blocked, Kingscote switched the colt to the right where he exploded into life.
Khuzaam had been kicked on in the final furlong, but Kinross began to reel the gelding in and edged closer to the leader in the closing stages.
Kingscote pushed him on once again and he produced a rapid turn of foot late on, running on well to claim a half-length success.
After a poor campaign in the Middle East, Kinross was gelded and he landed victory on his latest start after claiming the Group 3 John Of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock back in May.